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Morris Animal Foundation Lecture Series at 2017 AAHA Conference

DENVER/March 23 – Morris Animal Foundation presents three sessions on groundbreaking animal health studies during the Morris Animal Foundation Scientific Session, Sunday, April 2, at the 2017 American Animal Hospital Association Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study
Dr. Missy Simpson, Study Epidemiologist, will present the latest findings and research in progress from the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, including updates on cancer outcomes, current nested studies, and future research directions. The session is from 9-9:55 a.m., Room 104AB, Music City Center.

The Genetics of Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats
Dr. Kathryn Meurs will discuss new genetic discoveries for heart disease in dogs and cats and how the small animal clinician can use this information on a practical basis. Dr. Meurs is a Morris Animal Foundation-funded researcher, and Professor and Associate Dean for Research at North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. The session is from 10:05-10:55 a.m., Room 104AB, Music City Center.

Development of Antiviral Treatment for FIP
Despite the high fatality rate, effective preventions or treatments are not available for feline infectious peritonitis. In this presentation, Dr. Yunjeong Kim summarizes the development of an antiviral compound for FIP and the efficacy of the compound in reversing FIP disease progression in cats, including the preliminary results of field cases. Dr. Kim is a Morris Animal Foundation-funded researcher and Associate Professor at Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. The session is from 11:10 a.m.-noon, Room 104AB, Music City Center.

About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation is a global leader in funding scientific studies that advance the health of companion animals, horses and wildlife. Since its founding in 1948, the Foundation has invested over $113 million in more than 2,500 studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases to benefit animals worldwide. To learn more, or to make a donation in support of life-saving research, visit Morris Animal Foundation.